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Obituaries Guidelines

Short obituary outline

Name/ Announcement (1st Paragraph)

  • Full name of the deceased, including nickname, if any
  • Age at time of passing
  • Day and Date of Passing
  • Place of passing

Predeceased by (2nd paragraph)

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Others ( nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws)

Survived by (3rd paragraph)

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Great-grandchildren
  • Great-great-grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Others ( nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends)

Funeral Service (4th paragraph)

  • Day, Date, time & place
  • Visitation information including  day, date, time & place  i.e.: viewing or prayers
  • Reception information including day, date, time & place
  • Interment information day, date, time & place

Ending (5th paragraph)

  • Name of donation suggestions in lieu of flowers if applicable

Long obituary outline

Name/ Announcement (1st Paragraph)

  • Full name of the deceased, including nickname, if any
  • Age at time of passing
  • Day and Date of Passing
  • Place of passing

Predeceased by (2nd paragraph)

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Others ( nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws)

Survived by (3rd paragraph)

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Great-grandchildren
  • Great-great-grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Others ( nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends)

Life (4th paragraph)

  • Date & place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Childhood i.e.: siblings, stories, schools, friends
  • Marriage (s) date, place and name of spouse
  • Places of residence
  • Employment
  • Hobbies, sports, interests, activities and other enjoyment
  • Achievements
  • attributes, humor or other stories

Funeral Service (5th paragraph)

  • Day, Date, time & place
  • Visitation information including  day, date, time & place  i.e.: viewing or prayers
  • Reception information including day, date, time & place
  • Interment information day, date, time & place

Ending (6th paragraph)

  • Name of donation suggestions in lieu of flowers if applicable
  • Thank you to individuals, groups or organizations
  • Quotation or poem

Paragraph starter examples…

  • It is with saddened/heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of….
  • _____ was predeceased by…
  • Left to cherish _____’s memory is/are…
  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in _____’s name to…
     

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